The Bronx Bunny Show
|The Bronx Bunny Show|
|Created by||Ciaran Morrison
|Developed by||Ciaran Morrison
|Starring||Ciaran Morrison (Teddy T)
Mick O'Hara (Bronx Bunny)
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Executive producer(s)||Ronan McCabe, Chuck LaBella|
|Running time||24 mins (Channel 4) ~15 minutes (Starz!)|
|Original network||Channel 4
|Picture format||PAL/NTSC (16:9)|
|Original release||2003 – 2007|
The Bronx Bunny Show is an Irish ten-part series originally broadcast in 2003 on E4 in the United Kingdom and later in Ireland. It was an adult puppet interview show which followed the premise of a semi-educational show for the good people of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The show was produced from a run-down tenement building in the Bronx where Bronx Bunny and his sidekick, a cigarette-smoking panda named Teddy T, would interview celebrities who "done good". The Bronx Bunny Show won "Best Entertainment Show" IFTA Award in 2003.
Also featured on the show were pseudo-educational items, such as 'The Internal Gerbil' who sang songs about internal organs from inside a gay man, numbers illustrated by pole dancing women who contorted into the shape of that week's number, and Spanish phrases such as "Your Mother bangs like a screen door in a tornado".
The show was broadcast sporadically on E4 and eventually on Channel 4. The series gained a cult following as it featured interviews with guests such as Hugh Hefner, Jessica Alba, William Shatner, and Larry Flynt. The show was created by Double Z Enterprises, an Irish production company behind such characters as Zig and Zag and Podge and Rodge.
Season one U.K. (2003)
|1||1||Steve O, Jessica Alba, Dr. Lier, Ming-Na||2003-11-24|
|1||2||Victoria Silvstedt, Engelbert Humperdinck, Hugh Hefner, Judy Reyes||2003-11-23|
|1||3||Michael Madsen, Lynda Carter, Ross Jeffries, Sarah Wynter||2003-11-26|
|1||4||Steve Schirripa, Miss Vera, Bryan Cranston||2003-12-01|
|1||5||Nina Mercedez, Denis Hope, Richard Schiff, Ron Jeremy||2003-12-02|
|1||6||John Lydon, Sunrise Adams, John C. McGinley||2003-12-03|
|1||7||Dick Valentine, Marina Sirtis, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Larry Flynt||2003-12-22|
|1||8||Seymore Butts, Dr. Laurie Leach, William Shatner, Macy Gray||2003-12-23|
|1||9||"Best of" show, including Jason Isaacs, JC Chasez, and Federico Castelluccio||2004-02-21|
|1||10||More "best of", including Adam West and Shannon Elizabeth||2004-02-22|
Season one U.S. (2007)
A ten-part series was commissioned by Starz Entertainment and broadcast from 18 April 2007. Guests included Mark Hamill, George Takei, Kelly Carlson, Howie Mandel, Cheech Marin, Beverly D'Angelo, Joely Fisher, Ron Jeremy, Michael Rapaport, Tina Majorino, Wee Man, Method Man, and Eric Roberts. Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond played a recurring role as Bronx Bunny's neighbor, who dropped by unannounced and stole items from the apartment.
Other features included:
- Teddy T's "Bear Butts" porno series, which featured a number of genuine adult stars such as Asian porn star Mika Tan.
- Musical numbers performed by Bronx Bunny on piano and Teddy T on vocals under the name "The Teddy Trio".
|1||1||Steve Schirripa, Kelly Carlson||2007-04-18|
|1||2||Michael Rapaport, George Takei||2007-04-25|
|1||3||Chris Jericho, Mark Hamill||2007-05-02|
|1||4||Method Man, Tina Majorino, Dustin Diamond||2007-05-09|
|1||5||Harland Williams, Tommy Chong||2007-05-16|
|1||6||Howie Mandel, Stacy Keibler, Wink Martindale||2007-05-23|
|1||7||Eric Roberts, Robin Leach||2007-05-30|
|1||8||Richard Schiff, Jolene Blalock||2007-06-06|
|1||9||Joely Fisher, Wee Man||2007-06-13|
|1||10||Beverly D'Angelo, Ron Jeremy||2007-06-20|
Further TV appearances
Bronx Bunny and Teddy T went on to host two specials, The Top 20 Most Controversial TV Moments and Sex Stars They Tried to Ban, for Channel 4. They also appeared as guests on the NBC show Last Comic Standing on 19 September 2007.
- Best Entertainment Show - 2003
- Entire Channel 4 Series on demand from 4OD
- Official 'The Bronx Bunny Show' site on MySpace
- 'The Bronx Bunny Show' schedule on Starz
- Some behind the scenes photos and video clips of the Bronx Bunny Show
- The Bronx Bunny Show at the Internet Movie Database